At Home Then and Now
David Meischen lives
in Austin, Texas, with his partner of fifteen years, Scott
Wiggerman. In the spring, Banks roses cascade along the
fenceline of the house they call home.
David is a Texas native. He grew up on the Meischen family
farm in Jim Wells County. Agua Dulce Creek, which borders
the farm—and the brush country that blankets this part of
South Texas—have inspired David's lifelong love of story.
David has been writing poetry for more than twenty-five
years. A co-founder and Managing Editor of Dos Gatos
Press, a nonprofit venture dedicated to poetry, he has a
recent MFA in fiction writing. He divides his time between
the duties of an editor and the habits of a writer.
- David's short story "Agua Dulce" has won the 2012
Talking Writing Short Fiction Prize. "Agua Dulce" will
be published in the January/February 2013 issue of Talking
- The Winter 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review
includes David's short story "The Empty Rooms."
- Limestone 2012, released in October, includes
"Robber's Trick," another of David's stories.
- Tom Dodson, Editor of Printer's Devil Review, has
nominated David's story "A Man in the House" for Best
of the Net 2012.
- David is putting the finishing touches on a novel in
stories, set in fictional Nopalito, Texas. An excerpt
from this manuscript won the 2011 Writers' League of
Texas Manuscript Contest in Mainstream Fiction.
served as co-editor of Wingbeats:
Exercises and Practice in Poetry, an August
2011 release from Dos Gatos Press.